Former Black Panther to be Democratic nominee in NY-8.HT: IsraelMatzav.A former Black Panther appears likely to become the Democratic nominee in New York's 8th Congressional District. This guy comes off sounding like a virulent anti-Semite.Via Memeorandum.
New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York's Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.The 8th district was gerrymandered as a result of the 2010 census. While the article mentions Edolphus Towns, the current representative of NY-8 is Jerrold Nadler.
In 2010, he told a reporter that in New York's Crown Heights neighborhood, Jews "only make up 20 percent of the population, but they've always walked these streets as if they owned them, and acted as if they are the only ones in the community that matter."
Barron once referred to a fellow city councilman, who is Jewish, as a "coward" whose actions on the council were to "satisfy the Jewish lobby."
Barron has also called into question the legitimate existence of Israel. "Where should we start [the discussion]?" he said at a Brooklyn church in 2010. "Should we start with the 1906 Zionist Convention, or in 1914, with the Balfour Declaration? With Menachem Begin, the terrorists, all the wars, you want to discuss Israel becoming a state in 1948 when it should not have? Who are the terrorists? You want to talk about the definition of terrorism? How do you define acts of piracy?"
And in 2009, Barron joined former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on a Viva Palestine convoy to undermine the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, which he has compared to a "concentration death camp."
But in any event, Barron would be a nightmare. The New York Daily News refers to him as a malignant clown. And the association with McKinney ought to be enough to get anyone who reads this blog out to work against him.Read the full story here.More here.